ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING

HCS4ACS

2015

Credit points: 30

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This subject focuses on assessment and interpretation of clinical and instrumental data as a means of exploring impairments in communication and swallowing. You will apply knowledge about normal communication and swallowing processes to a clinical setting where impairment is evident. A core component of clinical practice in speech pathology centres on performing accurate, valid and reliable assessments. You will gain theoretical and practical experience in conducting and interpreting speech pathology assessments. You will also develop related clinical assessment skills such as explaining the results of assessments and writing clinical reports for a variety of different audiences. This subject meets requirements for the La Trobe Essentials for the Future Ready program: Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability thinking.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTanya Serry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Successful completion of first and second-year studies in the Bachelor of Health Sciences OR successful completion of the Bridging Course or equivalent for the Graduate Entry Master of Speech Pathology.

Co-requisites HCS4ISP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical voice disorders (4th ed.).PrescribedAronson, A., & Bless, D. (2009).NEW YORK: THIEME
ReadingsDysphagia: Clinical management in adults and children.RecommendedGroher, M. E., & Crary, M. A. (2010).ST LOUIS: ELSEVIER MOSBY.
ReadingsLanguage intervention strategies in adult aphasia (5th ed.).RecommendedChapey, R. (2008).BALTIMORE, MD: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
ReadingsMotor speech disorders: Substrates, differential diagnosis and management (3rd.).PrescribedDuffy, J. R. (2012).ST LOUIS: ELSEVIER MOSBY.
ReadingsThe stutterer's survival guide.(2nd edn.)RecommendedTunbridge, N. (2010).AUSTRALIA: NICHOLAS TUNBRIDGE
ReadingsUnderstanding voice problems. A physiological perspective for diagnosis and treatment. (4th edn)PrescribedColton, R. H., Casper, J. K., & Leonard, R. (2011).PHILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsA guide to clinical assessment and professional report writing in speech-language pathologyPrescribedStein-Rubin, C ., & Fabus, R., 2012DELMAR/CENGAGE LEARNING, NEW YORK
ReadingsTraumatic brain injury: Rehabilitation for everyday adaptive livingRecommendedPonsford, J., Sloan, S., & Snow, P.2ND EDN, PSYCHOLOGY PRESS, LONDON
ReadingsAssessment in Speech-Language Pathology: A Resource Manual.PrescribedShipley. K.G & McAfee.J. G4TH EDN., CENGAGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Participate and contribute actively in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tutorials

Activities:
PBL participation and formative assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

02. Use a variety of resources to analyse and solve clinical scenarios related to the practice of speech pathology.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Reflect on your own, and your PBL team's, collaborative performance in PBL activities and determine strategies and goals to enhance your ability to construct your own learning through PBL.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment and written assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

04. Explain how communication and/or swallowing may be clinically impaired in infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, written assignment and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

05. Explain the properties and purpose of different assessment data types collected, for a given clinical or instrumental assessment used in speech pathology assessment.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes, written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Select, implement and adapt speech pathology assessments as appropriate for a given client. This includes consideration given to clients from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Quantify, describe and record speech pathology assessment data.

Activities:
PBL participation, formative assessment, anatomy quizzes and written exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

08. a; Develop a clinical interpretation from a given client's speech pathology assessment data using a practice-based evidence model. b; Communicate the findings of a clinical speech pathology assessment effectively to a given audience using an appropriate format and mode. c; Adopt a person-centred framework when conducting speech pathology assessment and diagnosisticpractices

Activities:
PBL participation, Formative assessment, Anatomy quizzes and written exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 10-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 17
Seven 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy practicals in academic weeks: 10-17"

Lecture Week: 10 - 17
Seven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy Lecture"

Lecture Week: 10 - 24
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To attend 13 weeks of lectures over 15 weeks."

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 24
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Problem based learning for 13 weeks over 15 weeks"

Practical Week: 10 - 24
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To attend 12 workshops (skills) over 15 weeks.(view week 20)"

WorkShop Week: 20 - 20
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skill Class held in academic calendar week 20"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750-word individual written assignment; one 5 min. oral presentation.25 03, 05, 04
One 2-hour written examination One individual reflective writing on problem based learning (equiv tThe reflective writing task is a hurdle only.50 05, 04, 03, 02, 06, 07
Two 25 minute individual on-line anatomy quizzes equivalent to 250 words per quiz.10 02, 03, 06
Two 30 minute individual practical tasks requiring perceptual analysis of two cases15 03, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Week 10-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTanya Serry

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 17
Seven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy lecture for seven weeks held academic calendar weeks: 10-17"

Lecture Week: 10 - 24
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To attend 13 lectures during the 15 weeks teaching period"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 24
Two 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"PBL tutorial"

Practical Week: 10 - 17
Seven 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anatomy Practicals"

Practical Week: 10 - 24
One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills classes held in academic calendar weeks: 10-14, 16, 21 and 24"

Practical Week: 17 - 23
One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills Classes held in academic calendar weeks: 17, 19-22 and 23"

WorkShop Week: 20 - 20
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Skills workshop held in academic week: 20"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 750-word individual written assignment; one 5 min. oral presentation.25 03, 05, 04
One 2-hour written examination One individual reflective writing on problem based learning (equiv tThe reflective writing task is a hurdle only.50 05, 04, 03, 02, 06, 07
Two 25 minute individual on-line anatomy quizzes equivalent to 250 words per quiz.10 02, 03, 06
Two 30 minute individual practical tasks requiring perceptual analysis of two cases15 03, 05, 06